JulienHuxley (2935) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013 (10%). Very slightly hazy red-brown pour with off white head. Aroma is really nice, sweet, boozy, really vanilla bourbon notes, cherries. Taste is sweet, boozy, nice alcohol warmth, very bourbony. Palate is heavy, medium carbonation. Quite a tasty sipper, rich and boozy but what do you expect, it’s a barrel aged quad. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013 bottle at home. poured a dark brown light black colour with a non lasting off white head. red fruits, burned sugar, vanilla, caramel, very sweet candy flavour. lot of malts, some raisins. no hints of the barrel aging boy this beer is sweet. diabetes in a bottle
jmgreenuk (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Bier Koning, Amsterdam. 2012 version. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is resin, liqourice and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a big alcoholic liqourice bitter, malt, light fruit, light hop palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A super heart warming, flavour-packed beer, dominated by the dark malts and alcoholic bitterness, but it doesn’t take over.
Douberd (2058) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kruistocht van Thomas, bottle 330 ml at home. Into a snifter, ABV 10%
Deep red brown colour on the body with ruby shades. One finger of beige head, good density and good retention. It keaves a thin line of lacing around the glass and some foam islands on the surface.
Aroma is very complex, notes of caramel, red fruits,light alcohol, old wood, vanilla, even some bourbon, and port wine.
Taste is also a big blend of flavours, more intense bourbon notes now, wood, vanilla and red stewed fruits, caramel, alcohol notable just enough to intensify the flavours and then only as a warming feeling on the body.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation.
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by dutchdrebus. Red/brown color. Smells fruity, framboos, wood, alcohol. Tastes fruity, bourbon, wood, wine, sweet, caramel.
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. 2013 version of 10% ABV. Very dark brown color, small off-white head.Smell candy sweets. Weird. Taste lightly malts, sweetish, again candy sweets, maybe a hint of vanilla and some alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3863) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle @ home shared by me, thanks to Secret Sinterklaas Borresteijn. Very dark brown colour with no real head. Smells wood, alcohol, some glue, some resin. Tastes sweet, vanilla, bourbon, nutty. Lovely. Full body, soft carbo.
sic1314 (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and toasted malt. Full body, a bit of the wood is apparent, flavour of dark plum, raisin and red berries, all alcohol soaked. A big beast of a beer.
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Brown colored, small head. Beautiful nose of malts, wood, vanilla, caramel. Bittersweet flavor, caramel, molasses, malts, alcohol. Quite thin and sharp. Fantastic aroma, but the flavor definitely requires some more aging. In a few years, this may be very, very good.
DwarfeD (836) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Jopenkerk. Dark brown with almost no head. Full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet with moderate bitterness. Vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, raisin and wood. Quite a nice full flavoured experience.